Archive for September 29th, 2020

29/09/2020

Peace in the Middle East

Human Wrongs Watch

By Roberto Savio* – Other News*

The creation of a Palestinian State remains a pipe-dream

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Roberto Savio

28 September 2020 – After the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI, The League of Nations mandated that Britain administer Palestine. The London administration was quite ineffective, in part, due to the contradictory promises which were made to the Arabs, to the Zionists and to France, the other colonial power which divided the territory with Britain.

But the conflict is much more ancient. It has now been thirty centuries since the first confrontations between the Philistines and the Hebrews, and the peace agreement promoted by US President Donald Trump between Israel and two ancient small Gulf monarchical dictatorships will certainly not resolve this millennial rivalry.

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29/09/2020

Food Loss and Waste ‘An Ethical Outrage’. It Also Squanders Natural Resources – Water, Soil and Energy, Not to Mention Human Labour…

Human Wrongs Watch

29 September 2020 (UN News)*New approaches and solutions are needed to address worsening food loss and waste, the UN Secretary-General has said, in a message marking the first ever International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Reduction.

FAO/G. Agostinucci | Fresh fruits and vegetables at a farmers’ market in Hungary.
29/09/2020

15 Quick Tips for Reducing Food Waste and Becoming a Food Hero

Human Wrongs Watch

We all have a part to play in saving food

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29 September marks the day to raise awareness about food loss and waste. Even small changes in habits can make a big impact. ©Poket Idol/shutterstock.com

29 September 2020 (FAO)* —  For many people in the world, food waste has become a habit: buying more food than we need at markets, letting fruits and vegetables spoil at home or taking larger portions than we can eat.

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29/09/2020

Q&A: How Fast Fashion Sits at the Crucial Intersection of Environmental and Gender Justice

Human Wrongs Watch

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 2020 (IPS)* – Racism “keeps the global north oblivious to the effect of fast fashion addiction on the global south” say environmental and gender justice experts.

18493330770_c50c7182c6_cFast fashion consumes vast resources, often polluting and devastating the natural world. Pictured here are garment workers in Bangladesh. Credit: Obaidul Arif/IPS

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29/09/2020

Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad Denounces Lack of will to End Sexual Violence as a War Tactic

(UN News)*With one in three women around the world affected by gender-based violence – a crime that skyrockets more than 200 per cent in conflict settings – Nobel laureate Nadia Murad brought governments and UN leaders to task on Monday [28 September 2020], for failing to provide the resources needed to create meaningful change for traumatized communities.
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UN Photo/Mark Garten | File photo from 2019 of Nadia Murad, Nobel Laureate and Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
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29/09/2020

Most Countries Failing to Protect Women from COVID-19 Economic and Social Fallout

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The COVID-19 pandemic is “hitting women hard”, but most nations are failing to provide sufficient social and economic protection for them, the head of the UN gender empowerment agency said on Monday [28 September 2020].

© UNICEF/Vinay Panjwani | A street vendor in India wears a face mask to protect herself against COVID-19.
 
And women have often become victims of domestic violence “locked down with their abusers, as unpaid caregivers in families and communities, and as workers in jobs that lack social protection”, adds the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
29/09/2020

Beware the Transhumanists: How ‘Being Human’ Is Being Re-Engineered by the Elite’s Coup

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service

“If you tell a lie, tell a big one.”
“If you tell a lie long enough, it becomes the truth.”
“Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will.”
— Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda, 1933 to 1945

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Robert J. Burrowes

Transhumanism is a set of beliefs based on the premise that human beings can be improved by genetic manipulation and/or implanting technologies into the brain and body to achieve enhanced capacities.

Transhumanism has a long history as an idea but since 1990 it has attracted serious attention from an increasing number of technology-lovers and early advocates are readily identified. See ‘What is Transhumanism?’

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